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Possible tooth abscess?

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Posted by: techbro  (9 years ago)
Hi there,

There is a small white bump growing out of my gum around my lower back molar. It hurts a bit when I bite with this tooth and the gum is slightly swollen. There is no bad taste and no pus. I would only feel pain if I bite down or if touch around it. Could this be the start of an abscess? What can I do to stop it from getting worse? Any advice would be helpful!
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Posted by: dentalpick  (9 years ago)
It sounds like an abscess to me, especially with the presence of a bump in your gum. Consult your dentist about this before it gets worse.
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Posted by: alphabeta  (9 years ago)

It's most likely a developing abscess. When it is filled with pus, you'll feel unbearable pain. You should head to the dentist now before it gets worse.
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